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Medical Term:

scalenus anterior (muscle)


lateral muscle of inferior half of neck; origin, anterior tubercles of transverse processes of third to sixth cervical vertebrae; insertion, scalene tubercle of first rib; action, raises first rib; nerve supply, cervical plexus.

Synonym(s): musculus scalenus anteriorTA, anterior scalene muscle, musculus scalenus anticus

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